Starpower National Dance Competition OUR MISSION

Starpower is the stage where performers of all ages and levels, across the globe showcase their talent.

More than 30 years of experience has shaped our unique competition. Every year, Studio Owners, Teachers, Performers, and their Families and Friends are welcomed at upwards of 80 creative and energy packed competitions in cities across the globe.

At Starpower, how we perform as a company matters.

Our guarantee, “You’re always a star at Starpower!”

Our Leader

Noelle Pate Packett

Noelle Pate Packett

Noelle cannot remember a time in her life prior to dance.  Growing up as a dance studio and competition owner’s daughter, she was mesmerized by this industry.  Noelle trained under her father, Gary Pate and other well-known Master Teachers, Choreographers and Mentors and continued dancing through college.  After graduating from UNCW nearly 16 years ago with a degree in Elementary Education and Psychology, Noelle decided to become more active in Starpower. She joined the team full time and has learned the business from the ground up.

 

In 2017, Noelle took on a larger role within Starpower, officially leading the organization.  Noelle is committed to continuous learning, coaching and mentoring her team, creating a positive and fun client experience!

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Meet The Founders

Gary Pate

Gary has been involved in show business, entertainment and dance since the age of five. He received his Associate of Arts Degree from Prince George’s College and his Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Maryland. He has owned and directed one of the largest gymnastics and dance complexes on the East Coast and was the director and choreographer for Superstars Show Troupe, one of the country’s hottest performing groups.

 

Gary and his students have appeared on the hit TV shows, Star Search, The Today Show, P.M. Magazine, and Good Morning America, have performed at the Apollo Theater, Disney World, The White House for three U.S. Presidents, the National Theater, NFL and NBA half-time shows, and were invited to perform at the World Expo in Brisbane, Australia.

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Gary Pate Grace Wakefield

Grace Wakefield

Founder and Director for 35 years of Wakefield School of Dance, Grace has had an extensive professional and teaching career. Her dance background has enabled her to be adept at both teaching and choreography in the various departments of the performing arts.

 

She has toured with the U.S.O. entertaining our troops with many stars. Grace has taught and lectured dance in various schools and has given dance therapy in various hospitals to the handicapped and mental patients.

 

Grace Wakefield has choreographed many musicals including: Pajama Game, Damn Yankees, South Pacific, Wizard of Oz, Bye Bye Birdie, Oklahoma, Guys and Dolls, Fiorello, Wish You Were Here, My Fair Lady and many others. Her students have gone on to fame in

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2022 SCHEDULE

Starpower Talent Competition


2022 Schedule

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Feb 4-6 | Seattle, WA

Venue: TBA
Deadline: Jan 14, 2022
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February 11-13 | Davenport, IA

Venue: Adler Theatre
Deadline: Jan 21, 2022
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February 11-13 | Portland, OR

Venue: Oregon Convention Center
Deadline: Jan 21, 2022
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February 18-20 | Redondo Beach, CA

Venue: Centinella Valley Center
Deadline: Jan 28, 2022
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Feb 25-27 | Kansas City, MO (I)

Venue: Hyvee Arena
Deadline: Feb 04, 2022
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Feb 25-27 | Kansas City, MO (II)

Venue: Music Hall
Deadline: Feb 04, 2022
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Feb 25-27 | Las Vegas, NV

Venue: Rio Resort and Casino
Deadline: Feb 04, 2022
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Feb 25-27 | Louisville, KY

Venue: Memorial Auditorium
Deadline: Feb 04, 2022
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Feb 25-27 | Meadowlands, NJ (I)

Venue: Meadowlands Expo Center
Deadline: Feb 04, 2022
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Feb 25-27 | Towson, MD

Venue: Goucher College
Deadline: Feb 04, 2022
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Mar 4-6 | Baltimore, MD

Venue: Gordon Center for Performing Arts
Deadline: Feb 11, 2022
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Mar 4-6 | East Brunswick, NJ (I)

Venue: Jo Ann Magistro PAC @ Hammarskjold Middle School
Deadline: Feb 11, 2022
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Mar 4-6 | Gillette, WY

Venue: The Cam-Plex
Deadline: Feb 11, 2022
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Mar 4-6 | Riverside, CA

Venue: Fox Performing Arts Center
Deadline: Feb 11, 2022
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Mar 11-13 | Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Venue: Charles F Dodge City Center
Deadline: Feb 18, 2022
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March 11-13 | Meadowlands, NJ (II)

Venue: Meadowlands Expo Center
Deadline: Feb 18, 2022
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Mar 11-13 | Murfreesboro, TN

Venue: Tucker Theater @ Middle TN State University
Deadline: Feb 18, 2022
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Mar 11-13 | Raleigh, NC

Venue: Progress Energy Center – Duke Energy Center
Deadline: Feb 18, 2022
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Mar 11-13 | San Jose, NC

Venue: San Jose Center for the Performing Arts
Deadline: Feb 18, 2022
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Mar 11-13 | Syracuse, NY

Venue: The Oncenter
Deadline: Feb 18, 2022
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Mar 11-13 | Tulsa, OK

Venue: Cox Business Center/Tulsa Convention Center
Deadline: Feb 18, 2022
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Mar 12-13 | Lowell, MA

Venue: Lowell Memorial Auditorium
Deadline: Feb 18, 2022
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Mar 18-19 | Madison, WI

Venue: River Arts Center
Deadline: Feb 25, 2022
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Mar 18-20 | Atlanta, GA

Venue: Georgia World Congress Center
Deadline: Feb 25, 2022
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Mar 18-20 | Baton Rouge, LA

Venue: Raising Canes River Center
Deadline: Feb 25, 2022
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Mar 18-20 | Fresno, CA

Venue: Fresno Convention Center – Saroyan Theatre
Deadline: Feb 25, 2022
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Mar 18-20 | Mobile, AL

Venue: Mobile Civic Center
Deadline: Feb 25, 2022
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Mar 18-20 | St. Louis, MO

Venue: Gateway Convention Center
Deadline: Feb 25, 2022
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Mar 19-20 | Charleston, WV

Venue: Municipal Auditorium
Deadline: Feb 25, 2022
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Mar 25-27 | Andover, MA

Venue: J Everett Collins PAC
Deadline: Mar 04, 2022
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Mar 25-27 | Ft. Myers, FL

Venue: Luminary Hotel
Deadline: Mar 04, 2022
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Mar 25-27 | Gilbert, AZ

Venue: Higley Center for the Performing Arts
Deadline: Mar 04, 2022
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Mar 25-27 | Waterford, MI

Venue: Kettering High School
Deadline: Mar 04, 2022
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Mar 25-27 | Wichita, KS

Venue: Maize South High School
Deadline: Mar 04, 2022
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Apr 1-3 | Biloxi, MS

Venue: Mississippi Coast Coliseum
Deadline: Mar 11, 2022
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Apr 1-3 | Fort Worth, TX

Venue: Will Rogers Memorial Auditorium
Deadline: Mar 11, 2022
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Apr 1-3 | Hartford, CT

Venue: Connecticut Convention Center
Deadline: Mar 11, 2022
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Apr 1-3 | Houston, TX

Venue: Cullen Performance Hall
Deadline: Mar 11, 2022
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Apr 1-3 | Lakeland, FL

Venue: The Lakeland Center (RP Funding Center)
Deadline: Mar 11, 2022
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Apr 1-3 | Little Rock, AR

Venue: Robinson Center
Deadline: Mar 11, 2022
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Apr 1-3 | Mashantucket, CT

Venue: Foxwoods Resort & Casino
Deadline: Mar 11, 2022
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Apr 1-3 | Pittsburgh, PA

Venue: Cornell High School
Deadline: Mar 11, 2022
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Apr 1-3 | Providence, RI

Venue: Veterans Memorial Auditorium
Deadline: Mar 11, 2022
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Apr 8-10 | Albuquerque, NY

Venue: Kiva Auditorium
Deadline: Mar 18, 2022
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Apr 8-10 | Aurora, IL

Venue: Oswego East High School
Deadline: Mar 18, 2022
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Apr 8-10 | East Brunswick, NJ (II)

Venue: Jo Ann Magistro PAC @ Hammarskjold Middle School
Deadline: Mar 18, 2022
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Apr 8-10 | Indianapolis, IN

Venue: Indiana Convention Center
Deadline: Mar 18, 2022
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Apr 8-10 | Long Island, NY

Venue: Tilles Center/East Islip High School
Deadline: Mar 18, 2022
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Apr 8-10 | Manahawkin, NJ

Venue: Stafford Township Arts Center
Deadline: Mar 18, 2022
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Apr 8-10 | Omaha, NE

Venue: CHI Health Convention Center
Deadline: Mar 18, 2022
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Apr 8-10 | Spartanburg, SC

Venue: Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium
Deadline: Mar 18, 2022
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Apr 22-24 | Jacksonville, FL

Venue: University of N FL Fine Arts
Deadline: Apr 01, 2022
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Apr 22-24 | Rapid City, SD

Venue: Performing Arts Center of Rapid City
Deadline: Apr 01, 2022
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Apr 22-24 | Meadowlands, NJ (II)

Venue: Meadowlands Expo Center
Deadline: Apr 01, 2022
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Apr 22-24 | Upper Marlboro, MD

Venue: Prince George’s Equestrian Center
Deadline: Apr 08, 2022
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Apr 29 - May 01 | Anaheim, CA

Venue: TBA
Deadline: Apr 8, 2022
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Apr 29-May 1 | Anchorage, AK

Venue: William A Egan Civic & Convention Center
Deadline: Apr 08, 2022
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Apr 29-May 1 | Concord, NC

Venue: Cabarrus Arena & Event Center
Deadline: Apr 8, 2022
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Apr 29-May 1 | Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Venue: Charles F Dodge City Center
Deadline: Apr 8, 2022
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Apr 29-May 1 | Niagara Falls, NY

Venue: Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls
Deadline: Apr 8, 2022
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Apr 29-May 1 | Sparta, NJ

Venue: Sussex County Technical School
Deadline: Apr 8, 2022
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Apr 29-May 1 | Woodbridge, VA

Venue: Hylton High School / Forest Park High School
Deadline: Apr 8, 2022
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May 6-8 | Columbus, OH

Venue: Columbus Convention Center
Deadline: Apr 15, 2022
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May 6-8 | Denver, CO

Venue: Westin Westminster
Deadline: Apr 15, 2022
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May 6-8 | East Brunswick, NJ (III)

Venue: Jo Ann Magistro PAC @ Hammarskjold Middle School
Deadline: Apr 15, 2022
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May 6-8 | Hampton Roads, VA

Venue: Hampton Roads Convention Center
Deadline: Apr 15, 2022
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May 6-8 | Meadowlands, NJ (III)

Venue: Meadowlands Expo Center
Deadline: Apr 15, 2022
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May 6-8 | Oaks, PA

Venue: Greater Philadelphia Expo Center
Deadline: Apr 15, 2022
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May 6-8 | Springfield, MA

Venue: Mass Mutual Center
Deadline: Apr 15, 2022
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May 13-15 | Memphis, TN

Venue: Renasant Convention Center
Deadline: Apr 22, 2022
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May 13-15 | Honolulu, HI

Venue: Leeward Theatre
Deadline: Apr 22, 2022
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May 13-15 | San Diego, CA

Venue: San Diego Convention Center
Deadline: Apr 22, 2022
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May 20-22 | Escondido, CA

Venue: California Center for the Arts, Escondido
Deadline: Apr 29, 2022
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May 20-22 | Minneapolis, MN

Venue: TBA
Deadline: Apr 29, 2022
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May 27-29 | Lancaster, PA

Venue: Wyndham Lancaster Resort and Convention Center
Deadline: May 6, 2022
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May 27-29 | Sandusky, OH

Venue: Kalahari Resorts Sandusky
Deadline: May 6, 2022
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2022 Nationals

June 20-24 | Las Vegas, NV

Venue: Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino
Deadline: May 30, 2022
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June 27-July 1 | Atlantic City, NJ

Venue: Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City
Deadline: May 29, 2022
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June 27-July 1 | Branson, MO

Venue: Branson Convention Center
Deadline: May 29, 2022
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June 27-July 1 | Uncasville, CT

Venue: Mohegan Sun Resort & Casino
Deadline: May 27, 2022
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July 2-6 | Orlando, FL

Venue: Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel
Deadline: Jun 3, 2022
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July 5-9 | Wisconsin Dells, WI

Venue: Kalahari Resort Wisconsin Dells
Deadline: Jun 5, 2022
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July 11-15 | Myrtle Beach, SC

Venue: Myrtle Beach Convention Center
Deadline: Jun 10, 2022
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July 17-21 | Ocean City, MD

Venue: Roland E Powell Convention Center
Deadline: Jun 17, 2022
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